California’s Attorney General Decides How Ballot Initiatives Are Summarized. He’s Happy To Abuse This Power.


Some are seeking to end ‘Proposition’ 13 in California, the famous voter initiative that limited property tax increases. The current California AG has weighted the language in the referendum challenge in such a way that it favors those who want to raise taxes. It obfuscates the potential costs to taxpayers.

(From Reason)

Dan Walters, a longtime columnist on Sacramento politics, noted that Proposition 15 is sponsored by labor groups and endorsed by the Democratic Party, of which Becerra is a member and leader. By shielding and downplaying the tax increase that will result from the initiative passing, he is attempting to influence how voters perceive it in a way that favors his party.

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